Industry Paper Releases
Local Ad Agencies face stiff competition these days. Digital agencies are sprouting everywhere. On top of that, media companies have also meandered into the marketing services field, creating their own agencies. Our survey of 701 local agencies in April-June 2021 gauged what agencies are buying, what they feel is effective, and how they're feeling about the competition. This report summarizes our annual agency survey, in a 10-page report with more than a dozen charts and tables. The report is free for Borrell subscribers and includes a 30-minute webinar with Borrell analysts. To purchase the report and the complete Excel workbook of findings, the price is $1,295. An executive summary is available for free. Industry Paper Subscribers: Please login to access and download the report and register for the webinar, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 11 am EST.
Our survey of 2,811 local businesses in April-June 2021 yielded a treasure trove of insights about how they're shifting their marketing activities. This report summarizes our annual survey, encompassing more than 40 questions about all facets of advertising and marketing. The 14-page summary contains two dozen charts and tables, as well as a dozen key insights from Borrell's analysts. The report is free for Borrell subscribers and includes a 30-minute webinar, to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 31. To purchase the report and the complete Excel workbook of findings, the price is $1,295. An executive summary is available for free. Industry Paper Subscribers: Please login to access and download the report and register for the webinar. Webinar- August 31, 10:00 am
Nearly half of all digital agencies are run by local media companies. These 2,500 agencies aren’t bound by client exclusivity, though. They’re intent on scaling their agencies to deal with as many clients as possible. This 22-page report, written in cooperation with Frequence, analyzes digital sales at 35 local media companies over 27 months. It identifies which ones have found the greatest efficiencies in scaling sales to optimum levels. It contains nearly two dozen charts and tables. The report and supporting July 21 webinar are free.
There's been a lot of jabber lately about a "new norm." So, we turned to our monthly panel of SMBs to figure out what it might look like. This 14-page report postulates whether the future includes radio, newspapers, robots, going back to the office, advertising delivered to your doorstep, and the old, reliable postman. The survey encompassed 10 predictions. As it turns out, half of them have a fair chance of occurring within a dozen years. The full report is available to subscribers only. An executive summary is available for free.
Our latest monthly panel takes a look at what happened in Q1 (spoiler alert: it wasn't good) and what they're planning for Q2 and the remainder of the year. This eight-page report is available only to subscribers and not available for purchase. It signals what could be an exciting second quarter, fueled by a springboard off a cautious Q1 and the fear of greater competition as markets warm up. Subscribers only.
Though Pinterest appeals to only 10% of local ad buyers, they are a rich and savvy group of content marketers. This 19-page report highlights their extraordinary levels of spending on traditional media, social media, and online video advertising and concludes that this platform may be ready for a boom. The report includes 35 charts and tables, a 20-point summary, and analysis of key advertising trends in this small but fast-growing social platform. The report is $395, or free to subscribers. An Executive Summary is available for free.
The pandemic spurred a boom in home improvement, and that has given a big boost to traditional forms of media. This 18-page report examines how home services providers spend their advertising dollars, including plans for a 33% increase for non-digital media in 2021 while most other types of advertisers are dealing out budget cuts. The report is the 11th in our "2021 Mindset" series and is drawn from a survey of 205 home services advertisers. It includes 34 charts and tables, a 16-point summary, and analysis of key advertising trends in this important segment. The report is $395, or free to subscribers. An Executive Summary is available for free.